Afrocubanismo! / Les Productions LaGauchet Inc. ; Selwyn Enterprises Inc ; with the Banff Centre for the Arts ; producer, Raymond Gravelle ; Alberta producer, Selwyn J. Jacob and executive producer for the Banff Centre for the Arts, Sara Diamond present a film written and directed by Alejandro F. Escobar.
Carson City, Nev. : Filmwest Associates, [2005?]
Video 1 videodisc (53 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Documentary films -- Canada. Feature films -- Canada. Foreign films. Motion pictures -- Canada. Criticism, interpretation, etc. Documentary films. Feature films. Nonfiction films. Documentary films. Feature films. Nonfiction films. Documentary films -- Canada. Feature films -- Canada. Foreign films. Motion pictures -- Canada.
A celebration and study of the influence of Afrocuban culture on contemporary North American music. The program traces the origins of Afro-Cuban music from West Africa to Cuba and the subsequent development of this unique music and dance alongside religion. Interviews and performances by Muñequitos de Matanzas and Chucho Valdés provide insight to the significance of Afro-Cuban music and dance forms from Rhumba to the sacred music of Santería.
Opening The Rumba Los Munequitos Festival Afrocubanismo Cuban slaves Music workshops Cuban music & jazz Music and religion.
Directors of photography, Raymond Gravelle, Daron Donahue ; editor, Tony Reed ; additional writers, Alison Newall, Roland Ray Roth ; translation, Alison Newall and Marlène Ahmarani.
Originally produced in 1995. This disc is a recorded DVD and may fail to play on some DVD equipment.